A new "switched-on" crown ether which exhibits a reversible all-or-none ion-binding ability

Seiji Shinka, Takahide Minami, Yumiko Kusano, Osamu Manabe

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A new photoresponsive crown ether (2) in which the poly)oxyethylene) chain is linked to 4- and 4′-position of azobenzene was synthesized. Trans-(2) completely lacked the affinity to alkali metal cations, while photoisomerized cis-(2) was capable of binding K+, Rb+, and Cs+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2581-2584
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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